Open Call: Artist Commissions 2018



1. A district or community within a town or city.

1.1 The area surrounding a particular place, person, or object.

1.2 [mass noun] Neighbourly feeling or conduct

The Brief

Rabbits Road Press is seeking proposals for 6 Risograph printed publications that respond to the theme Neighbourhood to be printed at Rabbits Road Press. There are 4 awards of £200 and 2 runner-up prizes of £100 for the most original responses to the theme and format. All prizes will include free printing credit. To get a better idea of what you can produce, take a look at the winners of the Neighbourhood 2017 commissions!

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Key Dates

Deadline for proposal: 22nd October 2018

Commissions announced:  1st November 2018


  • All proposals must be received by 22nd October 2018 through this short application form.

  • There is no  specified format for the publications, they might be small pocket sized books or larger newspaper formats. The publications – self published artists’ books, chapbooks, zines, pamphlets – may combine text, image, graphics, drawings, creative, fictional or critical works, and use a variety of materials.

  • All publications must be printed at Rabbits Road Press during Open Access hours and allocated printing slots for winners. You will receive free printing credit to complete your project.

  • Each artist will be responsible for the content, design and print of their publication.

  • You may print as many copies of your publication as you like but a minimum of 6 copies are to be donated by each commissioned artist to Rabbits Road Press to be housed in selected Newham libraries and archives. You may wish to produce more copies to be distributed or sold.

  • Selected artists will have access to Rabbits Road Press equipment and materials (for the purpose of their project). Technicians will be on hand to help!

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